When I started at St Andrews University in 1955 I had never played golf.
It was also the first time that I had seen the Royal & Ancient, fifty years after this photograph was dated.
|R&A Clubhouse 1905|
It may not have a foursome like those in our prompt but I will leave you to judge which ones are more appropriately dressed.
|Not a time to get the yips|
especially when your opponent is your girl friend at the time.
|It was 20+ years later that she became a golfing widow.|
I was over 50 when, while working in Stavanger, I took up golf seriously - there is no other way to play it.
Over the years in between I suppose we played a few round of crazy golf but it was the 1990s, back in England, that I achieved a measure of success with the CEGB Canute Golfing Society and on Teesside at Billingham Golf Club.
|A modest haul of trophies|
Since then I've played in a number of countries including Scotland (of course - but not St Andrews), Denmark and the USA.
I never managed to beat my son-in-law.
|Winter golf - Steven drives off at Oxford Hills, Michigan|
And at the 13th it's my turn on this par 3 with a creek and a steep bank in front of the green.
|Bobble hat and gloves - not shorts weather at all|
I have struggled to beat my daughter, even on the Mountain Flowers Par 3 at the Homestead, Michigan's freshwater resort on Lake Michigan.
|Rachel by the side of a Mountain Flowers green|
Some holes on this course were quite a challenge.
|The green may be only 190yds away but it's still a daunting drive.|
On all courses however you will come across the posers.
|One is a bronze!|
Water is often a hazard to be avoided like this lake at Mulberry Hills, Michigan.
And in recent winters may make it necessary to close the course.
|Flooding at Billingham golf course|
If you hit a ball into water sometimes you may need a helping hand.
But the best water(ing) hole of all is always the one like this.
|Approaching the 19th hole at Mulberry Hills|
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